Forced To Move

Lyrics and music by Tony Avila

Construction begins 
Beginning of the end 
A disturbing trend 

Everything's changed 
Nothing's the same 
Who's to blame? 

Increasing dismay 
Can’t afford to stay 
Options are weighed 

Forced to move 
When things improved 
Affordable housing gone 

One day a multistory complex was constructed 
It's amenities and affordable prices were seductive 
Commercial and industrial also affected 
Creating inspiration for resentment 

People displaced 
Culture erased 
Acquisition campaign 
Neighborhoods changed 
Homelessness criminalized 
While cities are yuppified 
Time to say goodbye